The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for ACCA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 102 137
Rank change year-on-year +12 +35  
Contract jobs citing ACCA 5 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.28% 0.77% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.15% 2.99% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 16 3
Median daily rate £600 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% +21.87%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £488 £425
% change year-on-year -15.38% +14.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.50 £23.50 -
% change year-on-year +178.72% -  

ACCA is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 434 635 773
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 23.89% 25.79% 25.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 317 342
Median daily rate £384 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.06% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £285 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 30 27
Median hourly rate £13.50 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.90% +22.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

ACCA
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing ACCA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ACCA in Berkshire

ACCA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ACCA in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for ACCA in Berkshire

ACCA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ACCA in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ACCA in Berkshire

ACCA
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ACCA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidenhead - 3 - -
Newbury - 1 £600 -
ACCA
South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ACCA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for ACCA.

1 16 (100.00%) CIMA
1 16 (100.00%) Finance
2 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (50.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
2 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (31.25%) SAP
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle
5 4 (25.00%) ERP
5 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (18.75%) NetSuite
6 3 (18.75%) Infor
6 3 (18.75%) Workday
6 3 (18.75%) AAT
6 3 (18.75%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (18.75%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (18.75%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (18.75%) Sage
6 3 (18.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (12.50%) GAAP
7 2 (12.50%) IFRS
8 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
8 1 (6.25%) Revenue Recognition
8 1 (6.25%) IIBA
8 1 (6.25%) Project Governance
8 1 (6.25%) Marketing
8 1 (6.25%) IFRS 9

ACCA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (18.75%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (18.75%) NetSuite
1 3 (18.75%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (6.25%) HFM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.25%) Essbase
General
1 16 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) General Ledger
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Analyst
2 10 (62.50%) Financial Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Finance Business Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) ERP Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) ERP Business Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Software Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Accountant
6 1 (6.25%) Business Finance Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Commercial Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Finance Systems Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Financial Controller
6 1 (6.25%) Forecast Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Lead Business Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Financial Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) SOX Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
2 4 (25.00%) ERP
3 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) Project Governance
4 1 (6.25%) Revenue Recognition
4 1 (6.25%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) CIMA
2 3 (18.75%) AAT
3 1 (6.25%) IIBA
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (12.50%) GAAP
2 2 (12.50%) IFRS
3 1 (6.25%) IAS 39
3 1 (6.25%) IFRS 9
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
1 5 (31.25%) SAP
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle
3 3 (18.75%) Infor
3 3 (18.75%) Sage
3 3 (18.75%) Workday
4 1 (6.25%) Hyperion